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Will Maggie Smith Finally Descend Below The Stairs By The End Of 'Downton'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment

"I haven't been into the kitchens in twenty years!" the Dowager Countess exclaims in the latest "Downton Abbey" Season 6 trailer. "Do you got your pas...

Mother's Day Tribute: Feeling Mama Jean's Love Long After She's Gone

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

I always dreamed that when I finally gave birth and held my first baby, the moment would be divinely special. I'm not a new mother, nor even a father, but a first-time author who delivered a book.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Is First Rate Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is nothing remotely second best about the highly anticipated sequel to the charming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was released in 2011. The cast of that movie included Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith.

Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- Checking out

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one wants to be deemed second-best, yet there it is, right in the title of the film: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The result when you succumb to sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original. 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Ol Parker is back as the screenwriter, and John Madden returns as the director. Both try to give this sequel the same feel as the first, but they've run out of ideas. Buying a new hotel seems like a giddy capitalistic exploit.

'Downton Abbey' Creator: 'People Pray for My Characters'

Alain Elkann | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

I think we are trying to create a world in itself, a kind of universe. We want people to become involved with that world, and they do it in their relationships with these fictional characters. And sometimes their relationship can be surprisingly powerful, almost alarming. People pray for my characters.

Maggie Smith Will Remain On 'Downton Abbey' Until The Show Ends

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Despite hinting that she would leave "Downton Abbey" after Season 6, Maggie Smith's publicist told BuzzFeed News that “she would stay in the...

'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stars' Quotes On Aging

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell No one expected a movie about down-on-their-luck retirees — some broke, some heart-broken — to beco...

Yagana Shah

Dame Maggie Smith's Best One-Liners From Downton, As Told By Gifs | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty

Happy birthday Dame Maggie Smith -- or should we say Lady Grantham? The Dowager Countess turns 80 on Sunday and though her "Harry Potter" days are ove...

Sneak Peek of Downton Abbey Season 5

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Helene Cohen Bludman

This week I was lucky to get a preview of Downton Abbey Season 5 and although the Downton folks are pretttty tight-lipped about revealing too much, here are some snippets that I can share.

Celebrities Share Their French Dining Secrets

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

From croissants to cheese, it's hard not to daydream when thinking of Parisian cuisine.

Christopher Rosen

Why Kevin Kline Loves Playing Charming Misanthropes | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

Those who scroll aimlessly through Netflix on a nightly basis would be wise to put on 1991's "Soapdish" as soon as possible. Michael Hoffman's satire ...

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Up And Running Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Attention all sequels coming out in 2015: Don't even try to be clever with your titles. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" already has you beat. ...

Cows, Sacred or Otherwise: Another Overrated Movies Blog

Jon Eig | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

We all have one. Some of us have two or three. It may be a movie. It may be an actor. But there's no doubt there is some film-related icon that you just don't get. Everybody else loves it, or him, or her, but not you.

Why American Women Hate Their Faces and What They Could Learn From the Brits

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We've all seen one famous face after another tumble down the rabbit hole of peer pressure, cultural expectations, show business demands, sheer vanity, fear of death, revulsion of aging and the simple miscalculation that the only beauty is youthful beauty. It's a heavy burden.

Richard Gere Checks Into 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful is open for business again, and this time it will feature a few new guests. Richard Gere,...

'Downton Abbey' And 'The Walking Dead': The Same Show?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.09.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Here are just a few of the major similarities between the two monster hits.

Somebody Left Downton Abbey's Cake Out in the Rain

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Yesterday's two-hour snooze fest lacked drama and wit, taking its dour tone from Zombie Lady Mary. Most of the characters seemed to be sleep-walking through the episode -- or worse, acting like animatronic versions of themselves in a Yorkshire Disneyland.

10 Actors Who Are Just On The Big Screen To Pay Their Rent

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Television and film may seem to rule the entertainment world today, but live theater will not be silenced (the show, after all, must go on). It's well...

First Nighter: London's Latest Private Lives Comes Cheerfully to Movie Screens

David Finkle | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Some plays need to look as if they're being performed with absolutely no effort whatsoever. They must seem merely tossed off. That's the fun of them. Perhaps the most famous example is Private Lives, the jazzy romantic comedy Noel Coward wrote in 1930.

The Great Beauty: The Glory That Is Rome

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Admiring his central actor, Toni Servillo, I asked Paolo Sorrentino how he directed him in the key brilliance of being both text and subtext simultaneously. Having worked with Servillo before, Sorrentino said, I just tell him, go.

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Getting A Sequel

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is getting a sequel. Penelope Wilton, who played Jea...

A Big Win For 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

Anna Gunn has won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 2013 Emmys. "Breaking Bad" is certainly set to go out with a bang in its...

WATCH: 'Downton Abbey' Meets Madonna In Hilarious New Music Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

If you roll your eyes when your friends suggest ANOTHER post-brunch "Downton Abbey" marathon, then you'll probably love the latest Funny or Die music ...

Chris Harnick

Dana Ivey, Not Maggie Smith | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.08.2013 | TV

From originating the titular role in the stage version of "Driving Miss Daisy" to playing a key part in "The Addams Family" films, there's quite a lot...